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What Does Uptake On Pet Scan Being Same As Blood Vessel Mean
PET scan said:
On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum.
What does that mean?
Need more informatio: You need to give us your medical history and explain the reason for doing a PET scan? Did you have chest pain or suspicion of heart disease?. What did your doctor tell you about the meaning of your PET scan report? FDG uptake is normal for the heart....lack of it might indicate a scar or damage to the heart muscle...but you do not seem to have that problem. ...Read more
Pet scans most often use a radioactive form of glucose, the energy source for most of the cells in our bodies. The pet scanner can detect and measure how much of the radioactive glucose analog, f-18 fdg, is in a particular organ or region. The areas using more glucose are hyper metabolic and generally more worrisome. Our brains and sometimes hearts prefer glucose as food, making ...Read more
PET scan said for sarcoidosis: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?
Ask your doc...: FDG-enhanced PET/CT is to show the unusual increase or decrease in glucose metabolism at certain areas of the body especially inside a mass - before or after drug treatment. Based on the features and distribution of FDG imaging enhancement as defined from experience, a diagnosis can be drawn; of course, biopsy is ultimate means for confirmation. So, ask doc - treating or radiologist timely. ...Read more
Increased activity: Strong uptake on bone scan means increased metabolic bone activity. This could indicate inflammation, fracture, infection, and/or bone tumor. These results usually are considered in the face of plain x-rays and exam to determine the diagnosis. Sometimes mri/ct scan are also needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Takes up tracer: Pet scans work by imaging a tracer that is a sugar analogue. Since tissue/cells that are more "metabolically active" take up more glucose tracer, we refer to that as "hypermetabolic". Diagnostically, this can mean a number of things and depends on the context. Inflammatory cells and malignant cells (cancer) are typically hypermetabolic. One would have to look at the context and medical history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There's a blockage : By "radicals" i assume you mean ducts. When a duct (pipe) is dilated it means it's enlarged. Imagine a stretchy soft pipe that normally drains liquid. If something blocks it, the back end will enlarge. The most common things that cause a dilated biliary duct are stones.:). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this all mean please? Ct scan 1: "bone window images show a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion in the body of t9"
Mixed density: This means there is an area in the 9th thoracic body (mid back) which has areas which are lower density (lytic) and higher density (sclerotic) than normal bone at that location. There are many reasons for this appearance. A thoracic spine MRI of this area, probably with and without contrast, may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impression on pet CT scan is listed as: follicle on right ovary with associated hypermetabolic activity. What does this mean? Should i be concerned?
Not sure: What really matters is why they did the imaging in the first place. I am going to guess that since you have a history of breast cancer, they were looking for possible distant metastases of this disease. I have personally seen breast cancer spread to the ovaries. If this is their concern, it should be further evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does renal collecting systems are not appreciably dilated mean on a CT scan? Cause for concern?
Does retic count show how well platelets clump together? If not, what is the name of the blood test that does?
See below: Retic count tell about red cell production. There is more than one type of platelet aggregation test. You may consult this site for an introduction to the topic: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003669.htm Nutrition: For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a pet scan in the brain . Doctor say my glucose uptake is low. How reliable are theses scans anyway?
Why the test?: The pet scan is used to evaluate tissues that are high metabolizers of glucose(sugar) like the brain the liver and tumors. Yhe tracer used is a radiolabeled glucose molucule which is picked up avidly by the tissues mentioned. Having low intake is of little value depending on the intent of the test ( what were they looking for? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if my pet-ct scan revealed numerous low-attenuation lesions in the liver that are of fluid density consistent with cysts?
I had a bone scan done recently I'm trying to see what results mean the findings say homogenous uptake throughout skeleton seen what does it mean?
Homogenous = normal: The term "homogenous" means something similar to consistent or equal. If there is homogenous uptake throughout the skeleton it means there are no abnormal areas of "high uptake" or "hot spots" such as bone cancers. Therefore, homogenous uptake in the skeleton is considered normal. Still, have a discussion with the doctor who ordered the scan as they will have a better understanding of your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean on results of CT scan no abdominopelvic lymphadenopathy. No free fluid or pneumoeritoneum mean is it that it wasnt checked?
Not at all: It means you don't have those findings. And you should want to have them. Also it sounds like whatever your doctors were looking for wasn't there. Don't worry about those findings. Discuss the report with your doctor ...Read more
On CT scan for mcrc, the same left adrenal nodule is noted on both scans (august and sept one).does not mention size increase . Is this a met ?
Hounsfield units: Hi. The radiologist, knowing there's an adrenal nodule, should have measured Hounsfield units on the non-contrasted CT. Hounsfield units are very helpful in predicting benign vs. malignant disease. The two CTs are 1 month apart; that is too soon to tell if the nodule is enlarging. Is MCRC metastatic colorectal CA? Acronyms can be misleading. We need to be sure what you're referring to. Good luck! ...Read more
Had ct w/contrast. It said low attenuation throughout the hepatic parenchyma of the liver what does that mean?
Probably fatty liver: vs. poor scan quality (in opinion of the physician dictating the interpretation). Look up: https://www.google.com/#q=low%20attenuation%20hepatic%20parenchyma & http://radiopaedia.org/articles/hepatic-attenuation-on-ct. Fatty liver=result of LFHC foods (concepts contrary to all scientific evidence: https://goo.gl/vFz1f3; promoted by $, study: https://goo.gl/0oeAIk) vs. HFLC (saturated fats) foods. ...Read more
What's the risk of maligne in a 3 mm deposit suv value 1 on pet CT scan
they think because size and place it could be reactiv?
Too small: 3mm deposits are too small to be evaluated by pet. The risk of cancer depends on a number of factors. Do you have a history of cancer? Are there other sites of cancer on the pet scan? Your doctors have more information and gave an opinion based on that additional information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On a recent CT scan the radiologist said that there was suspesion of permeative bony destruction, what does this mean ?
It depends on....: This type of CT scan report is not a definite finding. At best it causes anxiety due to uncertainty. In term of what it is, it depends on your symptoms related to this area of abnormality. you need to tell us why was the CT done? What part of body was examined on CT scan..in othert words where is this area of bone abnormality located?. You may need to do further testing if you have pain/other symp ...Read more
Echocardiogram results indicate an avm. CT scan of chest and MRI & mra of brain still negative. where else might the avm be, what does thi mean?
Anywhere: AVM's can be anywhere including the brain, lungs, intestines. Dr. Rich White at Yale runs the world class HHT center for patients with AVM's in multiple vascular beds. ...Read more
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